St. Petersburg, FL (November 26, 2018) - A bicycle crash in St. Petersburg left a man with serious injuries on Saturday, November 24th.
60-year-old Darrell Williams was riding his bike on Fifth Avenue North, near the intersection with 35th and 36th Streets around 6:26 pm when the accident took place. Police say that Williams was struck by a Jeep Wrangler. The driver of the Wrangler, Matthew Meeks, struck Williams as he entered the intersection. According to police, Meeks swerved to avoid the crash but was unable to do so. Alcohol was not considered a factor in the incident.
Williams was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with life-threatening injuries. There is no additional information available at this time.
In 2012, 112 people were killed in Florida bicycle accidents. Additionally, many more bicycle riders were hurt in collisions. When a bicycle accident happens, the resulting injuries usually tend to be severe and include broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even death.
The dangers of being involved in a bicycle accident cannot be understated. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a Florida bicycle crash, our thoughts go out to you. At Rubenstein Law, our experienced bicycle accident attorneys will advocate vigorously on your behalf. We want to see you recover the compensation you deserve after a serious injury collision.
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